Liverpool legend Graeme Souness was left furious with Sky Sports host David Jones after taking issue at a ‘look’ he was given during coverage of his former side’s trip to Manchester United.
Souness was asked for his analysis following the 0-0 draw and whether it impacts the club’s title bid when he stopped himself, angry at a look from Jones.
The on-air bust-up, which quickly consumed social media, began when Souness said: ‘Why are you looking at me like that? Do you not agree with me?’
“Why are you looking at me like that?” 🙀
Graeme Souness, please don’t ever change 😂 pic.twitter.com/AKx0eYC5g4— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 24, 2019
Graeme Souness lost his cool with Sky Sports presenter David Jones live on air on Sunday
Before the game Souness urged the Liverpool players to seize any advantages and lay down a marker in the title race.
But despite their dominance for spells at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp’s side were largely stunted and on return to the studio, Jones quickly looked to get Souness’ take on whether they put in a good performance.
‘I thought they did,’ Souness began. ‘I thought they dominated the box and around the 18-yard box.’
The former Liverpool midfielder took exception to the way he felt that Jones looked at him
As he was about to continue to give his assessments he took issue with what he felt was a look of disagreement given by Jones – an issue he wanted to meet head on live on air.
Jones, experienced in bringing the best out of the pundits he works with, was left stunned at the reaction from Souness and quickly looked to return the former Liverpool man to football matters.
‘I was just wondering whether they agree with you,’ Jones said.
Souness then added: ‘It was just the way you looked.’
Fellow Sky pundits Jamie Carragher, Nemanja Vidic and Gary Neville looked in shock as they tried to contain any laughter building inside at the awkwardness of the exchange.
Jones calmly dealt with the situation, smiling while Souness praised Liverpool’s performance
The crew later shared a photo watching the Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Hotel Football, adjacent to Old Trafford, but Souness was not pictured.
Taking to Twitter to further clear up the exchange, Jones, along with a video of a man frantically joked: ‘Thanks for all your concern … Graeme Souness and I have sorted out our differences in the car park.’